Friday, March 07, 2008

Once, the Movie


It is like eating a chocolate souffle; delicate, it goes smoothly, and it is gone in a few bites, but you still want more... that is my impression of Once. This excellent Irish movie that was filmed in only two weeks with a ridiculous budget, compared to the typical flick, is able to tell us about love in a smart way, without showing one single kissing scene in the entire movie. It also tells us of the struggle between what we want and what is the right thing to do. The title suggests that only "once" in life we find our exact romantic match, among other things... Music is everywhere, in fact it was billed as "a new kind of musical". In my opinion, is a very good movie where excellent music is played throughout and a lot of it! If you enjoy independent films, and music, and a bit of romance, rent this DVD.

I really wanted to write a long, detailed post about Once, but as Pink Floyd says ... and you run and you run to catch up with the sun ... yes, that is me right now, not to catch up with the sun but to catch a plain in a couple of hours to go on vacation. I would like to post from Europe to share what I will feel when I step in Goethe's house or Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia , but if I cannot do it, I will talk about it when I come back. Stay tunned....
UNA VEZ [ONCE], LA PELICULA
Es como comer souffle de chocolate; delicado, suave, y se termina en un par de mascadas, pero tu todavia quieres mas... esa es mi impresion de Once. Esta excelente pelicula irlandesa que fue filmada en tan solo dos semanas con un presupuesto ridiculo comparado al tipico film, nos cuenta una historia de amor -en forma inteligente- sin mostrar ni un solo beso en toda la pelicula. Tambien nos habla del esfuerzo por realizar lo que realmente queremos y tambien por lo que debemos. El titulo -"Una vez"- [Once] sugiere que solamente una vez en la vida encontramos a nuestro perfecto complemento como pareja, entre otras cosas ... La musica esta en todas partes, de hecho, el film fue publicitado como "un nuevo tipo de musical". En mi opinion, es una pelicula muy buena con excelente musica en abundancia. Si disfrutas de filmes producidos independientemente, y musica, y un poco de romance, arrienda este DVD.

Queria escribir un post largo y detallado acerca de Once, pero como dice Pink Floyd, ... and you run and you run to catch up with the sun ... si, asi me siento en estos momentos, no para alcanzar el sol pero para alcanzar un avion en un par de horas para irme de vacaciones. Me gustaria postear desde Europa para compartir lo que sentire cuando entre a la casa de Goethe o La Sagrada Familia de Gaudi, pero si no lo puedo hacer, lo hare por seguro a mi regreso. Sigue en esta sintonia ...

16 comments:

Gise =) said...

Guapa ya te vienes!!!!!!!!! me habían recomendado la peli, trataré de alquilarla porque por el trailer y tu post creo que será buena!!!! Buen viaje y nos vemos por acá!!!
Besikis!!

Araceli Casanova said...

Lilian,buscaré la pelicula recomendada, se ve bien.
Uf, y la música, la música lo hace todo a veces.
Ahora yo estoy buscando otra grande que me recomendaron , pero parece que no esta en Chile, la he buscado por todos lados. Se llama
"Buda explotó por vergüenza", tiene excelente critica.
Encontré el trailer, está aquí:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpv73uyR0io

Si te entusiasma y la llegas a ver primero que yo, solo cuentame por favor. Te dejo un gran abrazo,Ari.

mila said...

Is it a musical like the old ones where people will be talking to each other and then suddenly burst into a song and dance routine? If so, then I would not be able to watch it...the only movies of that type that I like are with Audrey Hepburn--My Fair Lady is the best!!!!--but otherwise I really can't handle the genre.

Please, tell me it isn't like that and I will get it--it does sound good...

Anonymous said...

Gise,
Estoy en Frankfurt, te envio un correo mas tarde... Un abrazo

Araceli,
Te la recomiendo absolutamente; buscare la pelicula de la cual me hablas...

Mila,
It is a regular movie about musicians, in real life, and as characters. They only sing when they are in the recording studio.
A big hug ;o)

Lilian
Desde Frankfurt

Anonymous said...

Lillian!
Where are you going now, you world traveler? Steve and I just got back from a trip to Iceland and while we were there we flew over to Amsterdam since we had never been before. Fun! Steve actually saw this movie at the Philadelphia Film Festival last year. He really loved it. My friend saw the band from the movie preform over the summer and said that they were phenomena! In response to your comment about kissing, etc. When there isn't alot of nudity & sex I really prefer the movie. I don't need to see it in graphic detail, I can rent porn for that(ha,ha)! I like the sexual tension that's in the air between the characters. Give me the old school ending of a passionate kiss, the dimming of the lights and a cut to the end music of a movie any day. Have a wonderful trip! xo, Karen
P.S. Sarah & Mike just adopted a baby! Her name is Riley & she was born on March 4th.

Lilian said...

Dear Karen,
This movie rocks! Congratulations to the new Aunt :) ... Did you like Amsterdam? We are going on Monday, let us share experiencies haha... I just LOVE Europe,the architecture is amazing. Food and beer is fabulous in Germany, well. Whenever you can, tell me about ICELAND.
XOXOXO

Palm Springs Savant said...

Lilian, teriffic post. I love movies like that. thanks for letting us know about it.

Lilian said...

Rick,
Glad you enjoyed my written ramblings :)

Sergio Meza C. said...

(SmcArq, dejando saludos a Lilian, la viajera incansable.

Si viajara tanto como lo haces tu, no sé cómo tendría mi cabeza con cosas pendientes que decir.

Saludos cordiales...

...¡Frankfurt!; ...mish!!!!)

Lilian said...

Sergio,
Gracias por los saludos ...
Un abrazo
Hoy, desde Colonia

Sergio Meza C. said...

(¡Colonia!; ...mish!!!)

Tomas Bradanovic said...

Creo que la última película que ví fue "Reto al Destino" (An Officer and a Gentleman) cuando Richard Gere tenia el pelo negro.

Ah no, también fuí a ver Batman acá con Stephen y Tristan, pero me quedé dormido.

O sea estoy inhabilitado para cualquier comentario de cine post 1980 :(

Sergio Meza C. said...

" JoJosho said...
See Here or Here

10/3/08 3:40 PM"

Lilian; borra ese comentario arriba de Tombrad, que es una trampa que te carga no ´se qué basura a quien hace caso a los links.

Lilian said...

Tomas,
No es un film para todos... solo para aquellos que gustan de la musica, en mi opinion :)

Sr. Meza,
Ya lo borre, gracias.

Denise said...

Cuándo Barcelona?
Oye, que cuidado pasas por aquí sin avisar, eh?

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